And as you may have surmised by now, I also like stripes.
The purple over-the-knee socks have been featured before, so I thought I’d show the whole outfit, which includes my fun—and dare I say, elegant?—purple shawl, and a pair of my mom’s purple leggings that I’m still wearing thirteen years after she died. I really have a hard time throwing stuff out…
Sorry the photo is a bit on the fuzzy side—Dave took this photo right before my phone died…
Oops, I had guests for dinner and didn’t get around to posting yesterday’s scarf/socks combo. Life does go on, doesn’t it? Full disclosure: I did not wear this scarf out today, though it’s a warm fleece accessory for a cold day. But it was a beautiful sunny day in Berkeley, so I pretty much only wore it for the camera. I did wear the socks all day…
Burger Depot is not new or hip. It doesn’t have kale chips or feature Neiman Ranch beef. And it doesn’t have any gimmicks. It’s just an old-fashioned family diner with a huge whiteboard menu above the counter that serves up chili, fries, sandwiches, milkshakes, and practically any kind of burger you can think of (including salmon, turkey, and lamb) at low prices in a friendly atmosphere.
The south wall features a bulletin board of faded photos—regular patrons who have come back year after year. The man of the older couple that has owned and run the business for 35 years proudly remarked that some customers who were brought there as children now returned with their own families.
And this same gentleman took our order at the counter and served us. (I’m fairly certain that he’s also the one who prepared all our food. I could hear him behind the counter happily humming along with “The Charlie Brown” theme song a la Vince Guaraldi as it played over the sound system.)
The order of fries was definitely big enough for Dave and me to split, and it was only $1.95. My 1/4 pound burger was just the right size, and at $4.25, it was just the right price too. And as George said, “It’s a pretty decent burger!”
I saw chocolate soda on the menu, and I had to order one. My diet took a backseat to nostalgia as I splurged on a treat that I hadn’t had since my college days. There were all imaginable flavors of milkshakes too.
We sat next to the big window, where we got in some good people-watching and enjoyed leisurely conversation.
I felt an immediate fondness for the place that I can’t quite explain, but I’m sure I’ll find my way back to Burger Depot.
Today I chose a simple black infinity scarf to contrast my periwinkle fleece vest and match my black fleece hat that kept me roasty-toasty in our spell of rain. There was a break in the weather this afternoon, which allowed me to have my photo taken outside.
These are socks that have made an earlier appearance in this blog, but this time I took the picture without my boots on. Notice how they are roomy enough to go over my leggings and still long enough to cover my knees!
Today I couldn’t decide which way to wear the scarf—with it tied in back or front. So I’m showing you both and letting you decide. With it tied in front, I look a bit granny-ish, but when it’s tied in back, the scarf kind of takes up my whole front. What do you think?
I love today’s over-the-knee socks. It’s too bad that very little of them show from under my long skirt. It’s been raining heavily all day, so if I actually go out, I’ll have to wear boots, which means my beautiful socks won’t show at all. Except of course here on my blog.